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Spring Homeschool Classes & Events

Upcoming Programs/Classes/Events Spring 2015 (Many are free!)

Just thought I’d let Philadelphia Homeschoolers know about some of the great programs, classes, and events that will be taking place soon.  Many are specifically for homeschoolers.  Many are free!

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FEBRUARY

WHAT:  Homeschool Day at Penn Museum

WHERE:  3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

COST: $12 per child, first adult is free!

WHEN:  Wednesday, February  18th

TIME:  10am – 3pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: http://www.penn.museum/events-calendar/details/1491:homeschool-day

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, February  18th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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MARCH

WHAT: Free HTML class, “Basics of Web Programming” for homeschoolers

WHAT:  Spring Homeschool Art Classes (8 week sessions)

WHERE:  Francis Cope House at Awbury Arboretum in Germantown.

WHEN:  Every Wednesday, beginning March 4th

TIME: 

  • Morning class: 10 am – 12pm
  • Afternoon class: 1pm – 3pm

COST:  $200 for 8 week session

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Click on this site: http://indigonaturearts.com/classes/

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WHAT:  Target First Wednesdays at Please Touch Museum

WHERE: Please Touch Museum,  Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 4, 2015

TIME:  4PM – 7PM

COST:  $2 per person

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Click on this site: http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/first-wednesdays/

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WHAT:  Homeschool Day

WHERE:  Bartram’s Gardens

COST:  $10 for first student; $8 for each additional sibling – (Pre-registration required).

WHEN: March 11th “Nest Building”

TIME:  10am or 1pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://www.bartramsgarden.org/events/category/homeschooler-days/   You can also email or call: lgale@bartramsgarden.org or call 215-729-5281 ext. 110.

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WHAT:  Homeschool Day

WHERE:  Longwood Gardens

COST:  $7  – (Pre-registration required)

WHEN: March 11th “Capture It”

TIME:  10am – 11:30am

GRADES: K – 8

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/k-8-programs/onsite-lessons-and-activities/arts-and-humanities

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WHAT:  Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (Machine must erase a chalkboard.)

WHERE:  1101 City Avenue in Wynnewood, PA.

TIME: 9am – 4pm

COST: FREE!  (This might make a fun science field trip!)

CATEGORIES:

  • College Division
  • High School Division
  • Middle School Division  (Ages 11 – 14)

WHEN CONTEST HELD:  Saturday, March 14, 2015

FOR MORE INFO:  Please click on this link: http://rubegoldbergphilly.com/

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 18th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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APRIL

WHAT: Free HTML class, “Basics of Web Programming” for homeschoolers

WHAT:  Homeschool Day

WHERE:  Bartram’s Gardens

COST:  $10 for first student; $8 for each additional sibling – (Pre-registration required).

WHEN: April 8th “Plants & Insects”

TIME:  10am or 1pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://www.bartramsgarden.org/events/category/homeschooler-days/   You can also email or call: lgale@bartramsgarden.org or call 215-729-5281 ext. 110.

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 15th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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MAY

WHAT:  Valley Forge Homeschool Day

WHERE:   Valley Forge, PA

COST:  FREE (But Pre-Registration required at least 2 weeks in advance)

WHEN:  May 13th

TIME:  10 am

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://www.nps.gov/vafo/forteachers/classrooms/homeschooldays.htm

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WHAT:  Landry Academy’s Biology Lab Intensive (Complete 1 year of science labs in 2 days)

WHERE:   Just south of Philadelphia

COST:  $270

WHEN:  May 18th & 19th (2015) (Biology)

TIME:  9 to 5pm for 2 days

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://landryacademy.com/live-classes/course-catalog/  On the tab that says “Intensives” click on the tab for “View Intensives”.  Under “Basic Search” click on “Intensives Fall 2014 Spring 2015″.  Under “Advanced Search” click on Philadelphia.

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 20th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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JUNE

WHAT:  Homeschool Day

WHERE:  Longwood Gardens

COST:  $7  – (Pre-registration required)

WHEN: June 1st “H2O”

TIME:  10am – 11:30am

GRADES: K – 8

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/k%E2%80%938-programs/onsite-lessons-activities/longwood-led-curriculum-programs/science-technolo-1

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 17th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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ANYTIME

WHAT:  Free Homeschool Computer Classes:

WHERE: Webucator (online) is offering their computer classes free of charge to homeschoolers!  This includes courses on web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Photoshop, Dreamweaver and many others.

TO REGISTER:  Please do the following:

 

 

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